Gain dispersion for dissipative soliton generation in all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers

L. M. Zhao, Chao Lu, Hwa Yaw Tam, Ping Kong Alexander Wai, D. Y. Tang

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Properties of dissipative solitons generated in all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers through the gain dispersion effect are numerically studied by using a pulse-tracing technique that considers interaction between gain saturation, gain dispersion, cavity dispersion, fiber Kerr nonlinearity, and cavity boundary conditions. The numerical results qualitatively match with experimental observations and show that the finite gain bandwidth, together with the pump power, determines the properties of the generated dissipative solitons, which further dictates the performance of the pulse compression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5131-5137
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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